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Lotto Max Prizes

There are nine chances to win in each standard Lotto Max draw. Prizes start as low as winning a free play for matching three balls, and reach as high as a multi-million dollar jackpot for matching all seven main numbers drawn.

The minimum Lotto Max jackpot is $10 million, and this jackpot will be carried over to the next draw if it is not won. That is how the jackpot can run into the tens of millions, and if it is not won before it reaches $50 million, the additional MaxMillions game will come into play, giving players even more chances of winning.

The table below shows the odds of winning and the percentage of the Pools Fund allocated to each prize category. The fixed $20 prizes are paid out first, using money from the fund, before the remaining money is split according to the percentages in the table.

Lotto Max Odds and Prizes
Matches Prize Pool % Odds of Winning
7/7 87.25% 1 in 33,294,800
6/7 + Bonus 2.50% 1 in 4,756,400
6/7 2.50% 1 in 113,248
5/7 + Bonus 1.50% 1 in 37,749
5/7 3.50% 1 in 1,841
4/7 + Bonus 2.75% 1 in 1,105
4/7 $20 1 in 82.9
3/7 + Bonus $20 1 in 82.9
3/7 Free Play 1 in 8.5

Overall, players have a 1 in 7 chance of winning a Lotto Max prize in every standard draw.

The prize pool on Lotto Max and MaxMillions is pari-mutuel, which means it changes depending on how many tickets are sold and how many winners there are in each tier. The number of MaxMillions prizes on offer also depends on the volume of ticket sales once the Lotto Max jackpot reaches the $50 million threshold.

MaxMillions Prizes

The odds of winning a prize on MaxMillions are also 1 in 33,294,800, as the player is required to match all seven numbers from a pool of 50, just the same as if they were winning the Lotto Max jackpot. There are no further prizes available for matching fewer than all seven numbers. If more than one player matches all seven numbers, the $1 million prize will be shared amongst each of them.

The MaxMillions prize fund is pari-mutuel, and the number of prizes on offer will depend on ticket sales, and how far above $50 million the total jackpot prize pool is. For example, if the normal Lotto Max prize pool is $60 million, there will be a $50 million Lotto Max jackpot and ten individual MaxMillions prizes of $1 million. In cases where the prize pool is not rounded up to a million, the additional funds will be added to the secondary prize tier instead.

If MaxMillions prizes are not won, the money will be carried over to the following draw.

Lotto Max offers nine prize tiers including a jackpot of up to $70 million. Check your odds of winning and find out when MaxMillion prizes become available.

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Detailed results for the main draw
Category Winners Prizes
7/7 1 $60,000,000.00
6/7+B 2 $306,129.60
6/7 69 $4,601.10
5/7+B 207 $920.20
5/7 4,183 $106.30
4/7+B 7,110 $49.10
4/7 93,888 $20.00
3/7+B 95,079 $20.00
3/7 916,451 Free Play
TOTAL 1,116,990
Origin of winning tickets
7/7 6/7+B
Québec 0 0 1
The Prairies 1 1 0
British Columbia 0 1 0
Atlantic Provinces 0 0 0
Ontario 0 0 0
Detailed results for the Extra draw
Category Winners Prizes
Complete number (7 digits) 0 $1,000,000 *
Last 6 digits 2 $25,000
Last 5 digits 6 $500
Last 4 digits 64 $50
Last 3 digits 697 $20
Last 2 digits 6,949 $5
Last digit 69,691 $2
First 6 digits 1 $10,000
First 5 digits 8 $500
First 4 digits 70 $50
First 3 digits 716 $20
First 2 digits 7,033 $5
TOTAL 85,237
Detailed results for the main draw
Category Winners Prizes
7/7 0 $2,000,000.00 *
6/7+B 0 $100,000.00 **
6/7 2 $1,000.00
5/7+B 9 $200.00
5/7 232 $100.00
4/7+B 440 $20.00
4/7 5,631 $10.00
3/7+B 5,862 $10.00
3/7 54,320 Free Play
TOTAL 66,496
Detailed results for the draw of additional selections 14 x $1 million ( divisible )

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Lotto Max – Summary

  • Cost : $5 for 1 play (comprised of 3 selections)
  • Minimum jackpot: $10,000,000, growing from draw to draw up to $70,000,000 if it is not won
  • DRAW FREQUENCY: Bi-weekly, every Tuesday and Friday
  • DEADLINE FOR WAGERS: Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 p.m.
  • APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE: 1 in 7.0 with 1 play
  • APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING THE jackpot : 1 in 33,294,800 with 1 play
  • Theoretical PAYOFF RATE: 48%
  • First draw: September 25, 2009
  • CANADA-WIDE LOTTERY

Jackpot and Maxmillions

The jackpot starts at $10,000,000 and, if not won, increases at each draw for a maximum jackpot of $70,000,000.

Maxmillions (prizes of $1,000,000) are offered when the jackpot reaches $50,000,000. Notably, when the amount of the 7/7 pool for any given draw exceeds $50,000,000, it shall be capped at an amount set between $50,000,000 and $70,000,000 inclusive (the “7/7 pool cap”), and the excess is divided into additional prizes of $1,000,000 (Maxmillions). The difference is added to the 6/7+B pool.

For example: The advertised jackpot (the 7/7 pool cap) is set at $50,000,000. If the 7/7 pool reaches $52,214,000, on top of the $50,000,000 jackpot, two Maxmillions will be drawn. The remaining amount of $214,000 would be added to the 6/7+B pool.

If the $50M jackpot is not won, the Maxmillions that were not won are added to those of the next draw. Thus, if the 2 Maxmillions are not won, the offering could increase, for example, to $55M + 4 Maxmillions, then to $60M + 6 Maxmillions, then to $65M + 8 Maxmillions, and finally, to $70M + 10 Maxmillions. If the $50M jackpot is won, the Maxmillions that were not won are added to the jackpot pool for the next draw. The jackpot for that draw will then be $10,000,000 + the Maxmillions that were not won.

Additional selections drawn for Maxmillions prizes are not decomposable and each prize is shared amongst the winners.

Lotto Max – Play this Loto-Québec draw game online and at retailers. Announced jackpot starting at minimum $10,000,000. Draw each Tuesday and Friday. View draw results here. ]]>